oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Van der Stel versus Tulbagh: die oorsprong van die Kaapse Van der Stelstoel

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1018-0745



The Cape Baroque chair of the early 18th century is commonly called the Tulbagh chair, although the time of its appearance does not coincide with the reign of governor Ryk Tulbagh. The main features of this chair are comparable to those of the French, Dutch and English Baroque chairs. It is therefore suggested that the chair should rightly be called the Van der Stel chair, which is the name applied to the Baroque style at the Cape. The simplified version of the Van der Stel chair is accordingly still called transitional Tulbagh chair.

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